Steve Bryson, PhD, science writer —

Steve holds a PhD in biochemistry from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. As a medical scientist for 18 years, he worked in both academia and industry, where his research focused on the discovery of new vaccines and medicines to treat inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases. Steve is a published author in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals and a patented inventor.

Articles by Steve Bryson

Case Study Links Long-term Use of Antipsychotics to CTEPH

For the first time, the long-term use of antipsychotic medications has been linked to the development of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH), a case study reports.  The authors recommend that CTEPH should be considered in patients who receive antipsychotics and also have symptoms associated…

PAH Caused by Undiagnosed Systemic Sclerosis in Case Study

A case report found a patient’s pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) was caused by an undiagnosed case of the autoimmune disorder systemic sclerosis (SSc), highlighting the need for early and thorough diagnostic workups, researchers say. The 77-year-old woman’s PAH was also worsened by other conditions, including lung…

Novel IPAH Mutations Found in Chinese Patients, Study Reports 

Newly identified mutations that contribute to a higher susceptibility of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) in people from China, were found in a pathway commonly targeted by therapies that dilate blood vessels (vasodilators), a new study reports.  The authors suggested that screening for these mutations…

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